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Offline endicom

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Google+ shutting down after users' data is exposed
« on: October 08, 2018, 04:10:49 PM »
BBC
Dave Lee
Oct. 8, 2018

Google is shutting down much of its social network, Google+, after user data was left exposed.

It said a bug in its software meant information that people believed was private had been accessible by third parties.

Google said up to 500,000 users had been affected.

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the company knew about the issue in March but did not disclose it.

The WSJ quoted an internal Google memo that said doing so would draw "immediate regulatory interest".

In a statement, the firm said the issue was not serious enough to inform the public.

More... https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45792349

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Re: Google+ shutting down after users' data is exposed
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 04:18:19 PM »
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In a statement, the firm said the issue was not serious enough to inform the public.

But apparently serious enough to shut their entire social network down.


How stupid do they think we are?
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Re: Google+ shutting down after users' data is exposed
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2018, 04:32:23 PM »
But apparently serious enough to shut their entire social network down.


How stupid do they think we are?

Since leftists always project, they obviously think we're as stupid as they are. 
Time for unity in America! (better late than never)



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